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Mini-Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Diagnosing Coronavirus Disease 2019–Associated Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Critical Care Explorations  The authors found a similar percentage of positive test results in mini-bronchoalveolar lavage and bronchoalveolar lavage samples in patients with suspected coronavirus disease 2019–associated pulmonary aspergillosis, indicating that mini-bronchoalv...

   Estimated Time: 10:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

ATS Resource: Critical Perspective: Bacterial Superinfection in Patients Mechanically Ventilated for COVID-19 Pneumonia (Podcast)

In this “Breathe Easy Critical Perspective” podcast, Dr. Dominique Pepper interviews Dr. Richard Wunderink They discuss Dr. Wunderink's recent publication in the Blue Journal about bacterial superinfection in patients intubated and mechanically ventilated for COVID-19 pneumoni...

HHS Resource: Surgeon General Releases Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been exposed to an abundance of information from a large number of sources.

   Estimated Time: Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Editorial: Is Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia More Frequent in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019?

From Critical Care Medicine  In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Vacheron et al. on the epidemiology of ventilatory-associated pneumonia among patients with COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 8:52 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Update on Current Approved Therapies for COVID-19

Stay up to date on the mass vaccination efforts in the United States with this SCCM webcast. Thought leaders will address current COVID-19 variants and vaccine efficacy and review pediatric vaccination considerations. This webcast is the second in a series of updates that SCCM...

   Estimated Time: 1:01:15 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

What Will Endemic COVID-19 Mean in the ICU?

Learn how COVID-19 is becoming an endemic condition in intensive care units in this FREE SCCM webcast. Subject matter experts will also discuss COVID-19 myths and misconceptions and how COVID-19 has changed the continuum of care. The Society of Critical Care Medicine and th...

   Estimated Time: 00:58:17 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Stay up to date on the mass vaccination efforts in the United States with this FREE SCCM webcast. Thought leaders will address current COVID-19 variants and vaccine efficacy and review pediatric vaccination considerations. This webcast is the second in a series of updates that...

   Estimated Time: 1:02:27 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

COVID Associated Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Dr. Marlies Ostermann from Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Hospital in London, UK, who covered the evaluation and management of acute kidney injury in patients with COVID-19, including a review of the COVID ADQI Work Group AKI consensus report.  Curriculum Topic:  Fluids,...

   Estimated Time: 52:11 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, STOP VIRUS

Increased Incidence of Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: A Multicentric Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Clinical Investigation the authors estimated the overall incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, the cumulative incidence, and hazard rate of the first and the second ventilator-associated pneumonia.

   Estimated Time: 25:20 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

When monitoring hospitalized COVID-19 patients, both critically ill and noncritically ill, to prevent Stenotrophomonas or other secondary infections or fungal infections, when should prophylactic antibiotics be administered?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on September 8, 2021

   Estimated Time: 2:12 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

How often do COVID-19 patients have a secondary bacterial infection? What is the role of antibiotics in these patients?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on August 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 03:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Would you recommend that a patient who has a negative antibody test after receiving two vaccine doses should have a booster dose?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on August 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 02:07 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Managing Secondary Fungal Infections in COVID-19 Patients

This webinar discussed how to manage common secondary fungal infections commonly seen in COVID-19 patients.  Webcast Recorded on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

   Estimated Time: 1:00:59 min Clinical presentations, Coinfections, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Methylprednisolone and 60 Days in Hospital Survival in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors found that low-dose methylprednisolone was associated with reduced mortality if given greater than 7 days from onset of symptoms, and no additional benefit greater than 14 days; high dose was associated with higher ...

   Estimated Time: 27:10 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Coronavirus Disease 2019 as Cause of Viral Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors report that that majority of coronavirus disease 2019 patients hospitalized in the ICU meet Sepsis-3 criteria and present infection-associated organ dysfunction. 

   Estimated Time: 47:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

COVID-19 Persistent and Recurrent Symptoms

Viral Shedding and complications with data interpretations; Case presentation from Concord Hospital - Laconia. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content. Curriculum Topic:  Infectious Complications & Management of COVID-19 Infection / Nosocomial

   Estimated Time: 56:58 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, STOP VIRUS, Virology

Infectious Complications of COVID-19; Infection Control in COVID-19

Infection Control and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) during COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.  Curriculum Topic:  Infectious Complications & Management of COVID-19 Infection / Nosocomial

   Estimated Time: 58:35 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, STOP VIRUS

Pharmacotherapy in Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Risk of Secondary Infections: A Single-Center Case Series and Narrative Review

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors sought to evaluate the impact of pharmacologic approach to coronavirus disease 2019 within the ICU on secondary infections and clinical outcomes.

   Estimated Time: 30:18 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

What are the long-term effects of COVID-19?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on June 9th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 08:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Post COVID-19

Can you address some of the issues regarding the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines being prothrombotic in pregnancy?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on June 9th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 02:13 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, OB/GYN, Vaccines